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gill

8th April 2010, 12:25
Help, please.
Does anybody know what a "gouk" is?
It is meant to be an item of clothing and need to know occupation of woman wearing it.
This word does not appear in any dictionary or Google.Really stuck.
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ixion

8th April 2010, 12:43
could it be a variant on gowk

cuckoo/simpleton/stare/April Fool
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the joker

8th April 2010, 12:56
I agree with you Ixion that this appears to be an alternative spelling of gowk.
The following link may be of help in giving the answer.
www.scots-online.org/dictionary
TJ
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gill

8th April 2010, 13:03
Thanks, ixion and TJ. Did find gowk but do not see how that fits with finding occupation of woman wearing it.I suppose this could be a missprint or something. Have spent a lot of time on it.
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diana

8th April 2010, 13:07
Hi Gill, It's a long shot, but I think it may be a type of Japanese kimono.
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the joker

8th April 2010, 13:10
Gill
If you try the link I gave you you will find many quotes of the word.
TJ
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gill

8th April 2010, 14:45
TJ
Thanks - I did try the link but still cannot see connection with woman's occupation.
Diana
Thanks for Japanese kimono.
Will persue all. Thanks
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diana

8th April 2010, 15:07
Hi Gill, Think the Joker is right---it's an April Fool.!
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gill

8th April 2010, 15:17
Hi Diana. Could be!! Local quiz not done one by them before so you never know!
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